Man arrested after sheep deaths in New Forest

Man arrested after sheep deaths in New Forest

Published by Jack Deery at 4:09pm 24th January 2020.

2 minute read

Police have been investigating the incidents in Bramshaw and Cadnam earlier this month.

A 41 year-old man from Winchester has been arrested on suspicion of six counts of criminal damage

Between the 16th and 20th of January one sheep was found with a puncture wound to its neck in Bramshaw, while two others were found in Cadnam and one of which had a wound to its shoulder.

Hampshire Police said at the time that they were investigating to see whether those incidents were linked to other ones that had taken place in the region at the end of last year. 

Some of the incidents happened in Cadnam

A spokesperson for the force said:

"Officers will look to see if there are any links between these sheep deaths and any other similar incidents in the New Forest."

Targeted patrols of areas in the Forest will continue."

They say the arrest relates to the incidents in January.

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